L'amore Del Cuore (Heart's Desire)
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli
One of Caryl Churchill’s most revolutionary plays, L’amore Del Cuore (Heart’s Desire) dissects language and how we communicate, in a hilarious and touching exploration of family and relationships.
“It is both one of the funniest short plays ever written and a reminder of the savagery that often lies beneath the surface of family life.” (Michael Billington).
A family anxiously awaits their daughter’s return from Australia. Churchill’s play races through a series of scenarios, repetitions and experiments, using verbal gymnastics to veer in unexpected directions.
This adaptation, from acclaimed Italian theatre maker Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli and company lacasadargilla, blends movement and Churchill’s text to push the limits of language.
Presented in Italian with English surtitles.
“Amazing. A work of infinite and fascinating restarts, rewinds and still images” – Rodolfo Di Giammarco
Laura Caretti, Margaret Rose
Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli
Tania Garribba, Fortunato Leccese, Alice Palazzi, Francesco Villano
Images / Video
Teatro Vascello, La Fabbrica dell’Attore & lacasadargilla
Italian Cultural Institute